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Old 27-Jul-2014, 3:40 PM   #10
pips
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Originally Posted by Stereocraig View Post
Towers, can be a tricky animal.

First of all, you'll want to check for rust and pitting.
No big deal you say, it looks fine.
Yes, but you should check the I.D., too.

Secondly, it's probably not a good idea to do any welding, as the heating/ cooling, can affect the surrounding metal.

Finally, you should stage all sections on the ground, so no matter which order you hoist them up, you know you won't be wrestling w/ them when you're up in the air.

A nice method of cleaning I've used, is to wrap some 0000 steel wool around a drill bit and lightly polish the insides, while spraying w/ some lubricant.
You may want to polish the outsides, too.
we will be assembling on the ground.its a galvanized tower with the pipe crosses not the wire ones i have seen some small spots of rust before i put it up i will go over and polish and sand and prime those spots.i will be bolting and stich welding the seams.in real terms i prob wont have to climb it i have a buddy with bucket truck.
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